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Plaza San Juan de Dios

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Address: Camaguey, Cuba

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The old centre

A very beautiful and historical place where legend has it that Hatuey, war chief of the united Taíno and Ciboney Native resistance to the Spanish was burned at the stake. Much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
Roberto C
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A very beautiful and historical place where legend has it that Hatuey, war chief of the united Taíno and Ciboney Native resistance to the Spanish was burned at the stake. Much later the city's most renown patriot, Ignacio Agramonte was propped up against a wall and shot after dying from his battle wounds. It is a large, cobbled square bounded... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

If you like browsing art galleries, and are looking for authentic art in Cuba, be sure to visit Plaza San Juan de Dios. Not only will you find art that makes a political statement, but artists who know the Afro-Cuban culture of the island. One artist in particular is Senor Joel Jover who's paintings and sculpture bravely depict another side... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Just a few metres from our casa in Calle San Rafael, this wide open plaza is flanked by two restaurants and a church. Being there on the Saturday night (Easter vigil), we witnessed part of an impressive church ceremony and then had dinner sitting at a restaurant table on the plaza. It's a bit touristy with a stage and Spanish/Cuban... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This square is not much used by locals, and was one of the few places with stalls of tourist tat, but they were not at all pushy. The walk to the square is full of local interest. The beggers inside the church put us off, so we left. The bar whose double doors open onto one of the short side... More 

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Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Large plaza with church, restaurants and many souvenir stalls to browse. Intresting architectural styles.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

This little square is so pretty and there are plenty of places to eat. There are some lovely craft stalls and so many art shops close by.It is hard to avoid buying a painting as there is such a selection and there are so reasonably priced. We had a coffee in the taverna and it was the most expensive we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

This is a small plaza with shops and residences abutting it. There are a number of sculptures of men sitting on benches, where you can also sit along them, lending a quaintness to the area.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This square is fairly quiet but has a tavern and a restaurant. There are vendors selling souveniers which are the most unique I saw on my visit to Camaguay.

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Havana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

there are some cafes, also a church that is a museun and some souvenirs stores, you can see an artist studio also.

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Venezia, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The plaza is nice and recalling movie scenes of Mexico actually. It's really how you expect it to be. Kind of poor art but really traditional! Nice

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